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1973 Series Iii - Daily Summer Driver - Pre Defender 90 - 88" on 2040-cars

US $15,000.00
Year:1973 Mileage:62500

Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States

Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
Engine:2.25L Gas
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: A25902243V
Year: 1973
Sub Model: Series iii
Make: Land Rover
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Defender
Trim: Station Wagon
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4x4
Mileage: 62,500

Year: 1973
Model: Series 3 - 88" Wheelbase
Configuration: Station Wagon, Safari Top
Engine: 2.25l Petrol
Transmission: 4 Speed
Miles: 61,400

PRICE: $15,000 or best offer.
Location: Martha's Vineyard, but I will deliver to secure lot in Woods Hole to facilitate pickup or transport.

Upgrades / Recent Work:
-Disc brake conversion on front axle, double master cylinder
-Wolf 16" wheels to accommodate the disc conversion
-New gearbox and transfer case - 3k miles ago
-New clutch, rear main seal, and - 3k miles ago
-New alternator - 4k miles ago
-Radiator recore - 4k miles ago
-Rebuild of engine - 4k miles ago (all seals and gaskets)
-Parabolic / Old Man EMU gas shocks
-Rear Tire Carrier (hood mounting hardware still available)

Use: This is my daily driver during summer months on Martha's Vineyard. I have put 2k trouble free miles on her this summer. I check and change all fluids regularly.

Condition: Maintained since new, but not restored to a show car. Wax oyled approximately every 7-10 years with zero to minimal rust on chassis, outriggers, and bulkhead. Door bottoms have minimal bubbling but no rust debris departs with door closure. Footwells were repaired with replacement patches; prior owner sealed with caulking (not so lovely selection of white caulking).

History: Family / Friend owned since new. It has always been a spring, summer, fall only driver. Spent the first 20 years in NYC for weekend trips to Hamptons. More recently, it has entered a proper Rover life on the Cape and Islands.

Faults: Interior vinyl cover over dash is cracked (inexpensive to repair at vinyl shop). Oil pressure and vacuum gauges do not function. Marks her territory, but not with significant oil, gear oil, or differential fluid loss (check every week, top off once per month). Galvanized trim was coated with silver paint.

-Original paint was red; repaint to military green approximately 5 years ago. It is a perfect paint job from 10 feet away. Interior matches and was painted at the same time.

Again, this is my daily driver. It works, every day. That said, it is not a $25k restoration; I priced it to allow someone room to create a beauty or to just continue to use and maintain it as it should be. The car and the photos looks great from the proper distance, the compliments never end, but do not expect a trailer queen that you tow to shows.

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